Christmas Eve Offering

Update: Living Word, thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our original goal of $300,000!

Total Amount Received:  $444,636

As God has blessed us through your incredible generosity beyond our goal of $300,000, we divided the proceeds among the original 14 local and 12 global organizations that we planned to support and have been able to include several additional projects (listed below). Every dollar received will be distributed to these worthy organizations.

Local

18 SOUTH YOUTH CENTER

Updated total: $15,000
Original amount: $10,000

Ministering to broken and hurting teens in the Red Lion area by providing a safe place where they can spend time and experience the love of Christ.

AFGHAN REFUGEES LOCAL

$10,000

Partnering with regional and local organizations to help resettle Afghan refugees in York and southeastern Pennsylvania.

GOOD NEWS PRISON MINISTRY

$5,000

Ministering to those who are incarcerated and those who work in the jails and prisons in York County by presenting the gospel and discipling them to experience life in full fellowship with Jesus.

HOUSE OF HOPE

Updated total: $20,000
Original amount: $10,000

Offering hope, healing, and restoration to hurting teens and their families by providing counseling, education, spiritual guidance, and teaching life skills.

HUMAN LIFE SERVICES

Updated total: $10,000
Original amount: $5,000

Serving the York community by offering Christ-centered pregnancy services, evidence-based education, peer counseling, and community referrals.

JOURNEY TO JOY

Updated total: $15,000
Original amount: $10,000

Providing residential assistance and healing for women and children who are abused and/or struggling with addictive behaviors.

KATALLASSO

$27,500

Providing basic medical, dental, and eye care to the uninsured and underinsured in our community, while offering the love of Jesus through compassionate healthcare, resulting in physical, emotional, and spiritual restoration.

LIFEPATH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Updated total: $27,000
Original amount: $20,000

Providing safe housing, food, spiritual guidance, medical assistance, life training, connection to support services, and more for those who are homeless and in need in York.

LOGOS ACADEMY

$25,000

Providing a Christ-centered education for excellence to grades K-12 in York City, offering opportunity and cultivating hope in our community.

MISS BOBBI’S PLACE

$15,000

Providing a safe, Christ-centered dwelling for families who are experiencing homelessness by keeping the entire family intact and giving them the resources and rehabilitation needed to move toward sustainable, independent living.

NEW LIFE FOR GIRLS

Updated total: $15,000
Original amount: $10,000

Providing a safe and loving residential program for mothers (ages 18 and up) and their children who are struggling with issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, and sexual abuse.

OUR DAILY BREAD

$5,000

Providing breakfast and lunch free of charge, Monday through Friday, to those in need at this soup kitchen in York City.

SERVANTS, INC.

Updated total: $20,000
Original amount: $15,000

Providing assistance with major health- and safety-related home repairs to people in financial need in York, including widows, single parents, disabled, and elderly, while sharing the love of God.

YOUNG LIVES

$10,000

Introducing teen moms to Christ and helping them grow in their faith through mentorship and community. Providing new moms with LyfePak boxes full of essential items, opening the door to relationships through which the hope of Christ can be shared.

 

Global

ASELSI BIBLE INSTITUTE & COLLEGE, GUATEMALA

$7,500

Providing theological and pastoral education for thousands of church leaders who are currently working in multiple countries.

BURUNDI, AFRICA

Updated total: $16,000
Original amount: $10,000

Partnering with Barry Whatley of Outreach Canada to sponsor his work in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in Africa, where he offers seminars and mentoring that provide leadership development for churches and non-profit organizations.

CUBA, CHURCH SUPPORT

$15,000

Supporting a church and church-planting network in Cuba by assisting our partners with food distribution and pastoral care during a time of ongoing economic crisis, inflation, and food shortage.

DIRE DAWA, ETHIOPIA

$4,200

Assisting Living Word Dire Dawa, a growing and fruitful church led by Pastor Miskir, that is currently dealing with serious economic issues and poverty conditions.

DJIBOUTI, EAST AFRICA

Updated total: $6,100
Original amount: $4,000

Assisting with the needs of the community by working among the many people who have been displaced by the war in Ethiopia and are in need of food and shelter.

DOOR INTERNATIONAL DEAF MISSION – JULIA BANGE

$5,000

Translating the scriptures into sign language on video for the deaf in Romania, many of whom are illiterate in written languages.

ETHIOPIAN OUTREACH MINISTRY

$5,100

Sharing the good news of Christ with unreached Ethiopians, producing discipleship materials for the Ethiopian church, providing leadership training for pastors, teachers, and other church leaders, and providing radio programs broadcast around the world.

HOPE BIBLE INSTITUTE, IRAQ

$10,000

Providing translation services, purchase of books, transportation for students, and expansion to new locations.

IAM, MAIPU CHURCHES, CHILE

Updated total: $25,000
Original amount: $10,000

Partnering with IAM in a sports program for impoverished children by helping with their facilities and programs to reach their surrounding neighborhood.

N2N COMMUNITY CENTER, IRAQ

$30,000

Providing counseling services to Kurdish individuals and families who have experienced trauma due to war, displacement, and abuse from groups such as ISIS… one of the only efforts of this kind in the Kurdish region of Iraq.

PAAV, ETHIOPIA

$20,700

Continuing to work with Dr. Frew and the PAAV team in one of Living Word’s longest and most fruitful missional partnerships to provide general health care, business startups, church planting and support, pastoral training, educational work, AIDS relief, and more.

REG – OMAR GAVA

$1,000

Funding a Bible translation project through the work of Omar Gava, who mobilizes Latinos for missions to unreached people. Purchasing Bibles in the Balkar and Russian languages to spread the gospel and plant churches among the Balkar people in the area of Nalchik, Russia.

 

Organizations Included with Additional Donations:

Arrowhead Bible Camp – Wheelchair Lift
$5,000

Jessica & Friends – Residential Expansion Initiative
$5,000

Young Lives’ Additional Ministry Expenses
$5,000

Various Designated Ministries in York City
$20,000

Afghan Refugees (assistance outside US)
$10,000

Missionary Training in Business for Missions Established by the Bruininks
$5,000